Epicauta (Epicauta) sibirica ( Pallas, 1773 ),

Pan, Zhao & Ren, Guo-Dong, 2020, New synonyms, combinations and status in the Chinese species of the family Meloidae Gyllenhal, 1810 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with additional faunistic records, Zootaxa 4820 (2), pp. 260-286: 271-274

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.2.3

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4437122

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Epicauta (Epicauta) sibirica ( Pallas, 1773 )
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Epicauta (Epicauta) sibirica ( Pallas, 1773) 

Meloe sibirica Pallas, 1773: 720  . Type locality: “ Sibiria ” ( Russia)  . Type depository: destroyed by fire.

Meloe pectinata Goeze, 1777: 701  . Type locality: “ Sibiria ” ( Russia)  . Type depository: unknown. Synonymized by Schoenherr 1817: 26  .

Lytta dubia Fabricius, 1781: 329  . Type locality: “ Sibiria ” ( Russia)  . Type depository: ZMUC. Synonymized by Liu et al. 2016: 361  .

Lytta sibirica: Dejean 1821: 75  .

Cantharis sibirica: Fischer 1827: 21  .

Epicauta sibirica: Dejean 1834: 225  .

Lytta chinensis Laporte, 1840: 274  . Type locality: “Chine” ( China)  . Type depository: MNHN. Synonymized by Liu et al. 2016: 361  .

Lytta badeni Haag-Rutenburg, 1880: 77  . Type locality: “Ind. or., China ”  . Type depository: ZSM, HNHM. syn. nov  .

Epicauta badeni: Reitter 1905: 196  .

Epicauta taipina Kôno, 1936a: 90  . Type locality: “ Taipin , Formosa ” (= Taipei, Taiwan, China)  . Type depository: EIHU. Synonymized by Kaszab 1952a: 580  .

Epicauta badeni sinica Kaszab, 1960: 256  . Type locality: “Mengtze” (= Mengzi City , Hani-Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Honghe), Yunnan, China. Type depository: IZCAS, HNHM. syn. nov.

Type material examined. Lytta badeni  : Paratype: 1♂, “Ind. Or // Baden”, “ Paratypus // 1880 // ♂ // Lytta Badeni Haag-Rutenberg  ” ( HNHM; Fig. 16View FIGURES 13–19)  .

Epicauta badeni sinica  : Paratype: 1♂, “ ñRŤRẋd [ China, ES Yunnan, Mengzi] 1350 m // 1956.VI.2 // Ɩ ṪÁK [ Panfilov ]”, “Ю. В. Юньнань. Мынцаы // 1350 м. 2.VI.1956 // Панфилов”, “ Paratypus // 1959 ♂ // Epicauta Badeni sinica Kaszab  ” ( HNHM; Fig. 17View FIGURES 13–19)  .

Other material examined from China. ANHUI: 12 exx., Yuexi, Yaoluoping , 2007.VII.17–21, Ba Yibin et al. leg. ( MHBU).  BEIJING: 1 ex., 1956.VII ( NXU). GANSU: 11 exx., eastern territory, 1996.VI.14, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  32 exx., Dingxi, Yawan , 2008.VI.27, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  22 exx., Min County, Mawu , 2009.VII.8, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  34 exx., Qingshui , 2004.VII.31, Du Zhigang & Liu Haoyu leg. ( MHBU);  6 exx., Sunan , 2004.VII.27–28, Du Zhigang & Liu Haoyu leg. ( MHBU);  23 exx., Sunan (N38°51.304’ E99°41.145’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 2463 m), 2010.VII.26, Wang Xinpu & Pan Zhao leg. ( MHBU);  15 exx., Sunan, Dongliu Valley (N38°45.723’ E99°38.158’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 2602 m), 2010.VII.25, Wang Xinpu & Pan Zhao leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Sunan, Kangle, Jiugequan   GoogleMaps (N38°51.567’ E99°53.385’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 2457 m), 2010.VII.26, Wang Xinpu & Pan Zhao leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Taian, Qianhu ( Elev. 1739 m), 2009.VII.7, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Taian, Wuwan ( Elev. 1310 m), 2009.VII.7, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Wushan, Yuanyang (N34°35.064’ E105°00.696’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1610 m), 2009.VII.8, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  15 exx., Zhangjiachuan, Nanchuan ( Elev. 1700 m), 2003.VII.17, Ba Yibin & Yu Yang leg. ( MHBU);  19 exx., Zhang County, 2003.VII.14, Ba Yibin & Yu Yang leg. ( MHBU).  GUIZHOU: 2 exx., Yanhe, Mayanghe, Maojiacun , 2007.VI.5–12, Wang Fengyan leg. ( MHBU).  HEBEI: 1 ex., Laiyuan, Mt. Baishi , 1999.VIII.6, Cui Wenming leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Laiyuan, Mt. Baishi , 1999.VIII.22, Li Xinjiang leg. ( MHBU);  8 exx., Fuping, Shipuxia , 1999.VIII.4, Shi Aimin et al. leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Laiyuan, Mt. Baishi , 1999.VII.11, Shi Aimin & Yang Xiujuan leg. ( MHBU);  5 exx., Laiyuan, The Great Wall , 2000.VII.12, Shi Aimin leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Yi County, Yanggu , 1981.VI–VII, Xu Shao leg. ( MHBU);  5 exx., Huanghua , 2004. VI.24, Shi Aimin leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Fengning, Dengzhanzi Forest Farm, 1999.VII.20, Shi Aimin leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Pingquan, Mt. Guangtou , 1998.VII.21–VIII.6, Zhao Chao leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Chengde, Chadaokou Forest Farm, 1999.VII.18, Li Xinjiang leg. ( MHBU);  45 exx., Chengde, Yudaokou , 2004.VI.12–18, Gao Chao leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mulan Paddock, North Valley (N41˚52.112’ E117˚18.582’, Elev. 1137 m), 2015.V.29, Song Hon-gpu leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mulan Paddock, Mulan Forest Farm Authority (N41˚57.602’ E117˚45.423’, Elev. 850 m), 2015.VII.25, Zhang Ensheng leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Mulan Paddock, Wudao Valley (N41˚57.873’ E116˚55.493’, Elev. 1086 m), 2015.VIII.6, Song Yelong & Zhang Ensheng leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Mulan Paddock, Longtangou (N41°57.857’ E116°55.515’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1250 m), 2016.VII.18, Zhang Runyang & Gao Xueyan leg. ( MHBU); 2 exx., Weichang, Dahuanqi, No. 80 Village , 2015.VI.1, Yuan Caixia & Shan Junsheng leg. (1 MHBU; 1 MHBUa);  5 exx., Dahuanqi, Desheng Valley (N42˚08.468’ E117˚21.011’, Elev. 1534 m), 2015.VII.14 ( MHBU);  1 ex., Saihanba, Qiancengban (N42˚26.640’ E117˚17.598’, Elev. 1557 m), 2015.VII.23 ( MHBU);  1 ex., Saihanba, Qiancengban , 2016.VI.4, Fang Cheng & Liu Guangzhi leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Saihanba, Yinhe (N42˚24.598’ E117˚29.102’, Elev. 1435 m), 2015.VIII.4 ( MHBU);  2 exx., Saihanba, Yinhe (N42˚22.243’ E117˚26.723’, Elev. 1510 m), 2015.VI.26 ( MHBU);  26 exx., Weichang, Saihanba (N42°26.502’ E117°29.280’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1582 m), 2016.VII.10, Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa);  3 exx., Weichang, Saihanba (N42°28.104’ E117°17.664’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1540 m), 2016.VI.25, Pan Zhao & Shan Junsheng leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Weichang, Saihanba, Sidao Valley   GoogleMaps (N42°28.014’ E117°25.428’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1719 m), 2016.VII.9, Gu Bo leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Saihanba, Erdaohekou (N42°27.458’ E117°05.465’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1447 m), 2016. VII.23, Dong Yaxin leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Xinglong, Mt. Wuling , 1998.VII.14–22, Li Zhe & Zhang Chao leg. ( MHBU);  6 exx., Xinglong, Mt. Wuling, Xiaobiandan Valley (N40˚29.944’ E117˚30.097’, Elev. 667 m), 2015.V.19, Pan Zhao & Yu Fucai leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Mt. Wuling, Xiaobiandan Valley (N40˚29.934’ E117˚29.817’, Elev. 643 m), 2015.VI.22, Yu Fucai & Bai Qianqian leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Wuling, Zhangshazi Valley (N40˚31.830’ E117˚24.875’, Elev. 751 m), 2015.VI.27, Feng Xuequan & Tang Shenyan leg. ( MHBU);  5 exx., She County, Pi-ancheng (N36°46.623’ E113°30.079’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 876 m), 2016.VI.16, Zhao Yanchen leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., She County, Liaocheng (N36°56.027’ E113°68.654’, Elev. 800 m), 2016.VI.24, Liu Suyun & Zhao Yanchen leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., She County, Mt. Wuzhi (N36°30.240’ E113°38.480’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 530 m), 2016.VII.10, Liu Suyun & Zhao Yanchen leg. ( MHBU);  11 exx., Wuqiang , 2000.VII.23–25, Wang Zhijian leg. ( MHBU); 3 exx., Zunhua, East Qing tombs, 1998.VII.25, Ren Qiuzhuang et al. leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Bulaoqing (N37˚20.570’ E113˚57.318’, Elev. 1050 m), 2015.VI.11, Guo Xinyue & Zhang Runyang leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Bulaoqing (N37˚20.570’ E113˚57.318’, Elev. 1050 m), 2015.VI.18, Guo Xinyue & Zhang Runyang leg. ( MHBU);  10 exx., Mt. Bulaoqing (N37˚20.570’ E113˚57.318’, Elev. 1530 m), 2015.VII.7, Guo Xinyue & Zhang Runyang leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Mt. Bulaoqing, Niutou Valley (N37°19.933’ E113°56.552’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1160 m), 2016.VI.13, Guo Xinyue, Cao Weilin & Cui Wenxia leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Bulaoqing (N37˚20.570’ E113˚57.318’, Elev. 1530 m), 2016.VI.15, Guo Xinyue, Cao Weilin & Cui Wenxia leg. ( MHBU);  14 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 1999.VII.24, Shi Aimin leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2000.VII.5 ( MHBU);  89 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai , 2001.VII.5–8 ( MHBU);  482 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai , 2001.VII.5–10 ( MHBU);  20 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2002.VII.5 ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Xiaowutai , 2002.VII.10–20, Shi Aimin et al. leg. ( MHBU);  63 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2002.VII.11–17 ( MHBU);  2 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2006.VII.7, Shi Fuming leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2006. VII.10, Mao Benyong & Shi Fuming leg. ( MHBU);  224 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2008.VII.6–7, Li Yalin leg. ( MHBU);  35 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2008.VIII.19, Li Yalin leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai, Huichuan , 2012.VII.24, Wen Chao & Chen Xinghong leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai, Zhengjia Valley , 2015. VII.4, Ba Yibin & Zhao Minqi leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai, Jinhekou , 1998.VII.29, Liu Shiyu leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai, Jinhekou , 1999.VII.21, Li Xinjiang leg. ( MHBU);  39 exx., Yu County, Jinhekou , 2005.VII.10–11, Li Jing & Wang Fengyan leg. ( MHBU);  9 exx., Yu County, Jinhekou , 2005. VII.12–16, Li Jing & Wang Fengyan leg. ( MHBU);  256 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai, Jinhekou , 2006.VII.7–11 ( MHBU);  49 exx., Yu County, Jinhekou , 2009.VI.18–19, Wang Xinpu & Gao Zhenhua leg. ( MHBU);  6 exx., Yu County, Jin-hekou , 2012.VII.22–24, Wen Chao & Chen Xinghong leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Yu County, Jinhekou , 2014.VII.16, Niu Yiping & Bai Xinglong leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Yu County, Shanjiankou , 2005.VII.18–21, Li Jing & Wang Fengyan leg. ( MHBU);  10 exx., Yu County, Shanjiankou , 2009.VI.22, Wang Xinpu & Ran Hongfan leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai, Shanjiankou , 2014.VII.2–5, Dong Saihong & Liu Shanshan leg. (MHBUa);  15 exx., Yu County, Longquanguan , 1998.VIII.3–5, Shi Aimin et al. leg. ( MHBU);  7 exx., Yu County, Wangxidong , 2009.VI.21, Wang Xinpu & Lang Juntong leg. ( MHBU);  20 exx., Yu County, Chiyapu Valley , 2009.VI.23, Wang Xinpu & Lang Jun-tong leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Yu County, Baishu , 2012.VII.16, Wen Chao & Chen Xinghong leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Zhangjiakou, Chicheng , 1999.VIII.4, Shi Aimin leg.( MHBU);  9exx., Mt.Heilongshan, Tangquan Lake (N40˚54.735’ E115˚45.460’, Elev. 956 m), 2015.VIII.11, Liu Lian & Yan Yan leg. ( MHBU);  19 exx., Yangyuan, Gaoqiang , 1999. VII.13, Shi Aimin leg. ( MHBU);  22 exx., Yangyuan, Gaoqiang , 2000.VII.13, Dong Saihong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Guyuan, Laozhanggou Forest Farm, 1999.VII.26, Tian Xinsheng et al. leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Kangbao, Tunken Forest Farm, 1999.VII.25, Tian Xinsheng et al. leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Kangbao, Tunken (N41°57.647’ E114°44.388’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1496 m), 2012.VII.24, Niu Yiping & Sun Xiaojie leg. (MHBUa);  6 exx., Zhangjiakou, Zhangbei , 2004.VII.78, Du Zhigang & Liu Haoyu leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Zhangbei, Shangyi , 2002.VII.12–16, Tang Guiming leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Zhangbei, Donghao (N41°19.009’ E114°34.461’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1337 m), 2014.VII.9, Liu Haoyu & Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa);  52 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2002.VII.11–19, Shi Aimin et al. leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiap-ing , 2003.VII.10–24, Li Jing et al. leg. ( MHBU);  28 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2004.VII.4–12 ( MHBU);  11 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2005.VII.14–24, Ren Guodong & Hua Huiran leg. ( MHBU);  14 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2009.VI.25–29, Wang Xinpu & Gao Zhenhua leg. ( MHBU);  55 exx., Zhuolu, Mt. Xiling , 2009.VI.26, Wang Xinpu & Lang Juntong leg. ( MHBU).  HEILONGJIANG: 1 ex., Fujin , 2003.VII.19, Yang Xiujuan & Liu Shanshan leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Linkou, Mt. Daguopen , 2012.VII.24, Wang Linfei & Zhang Zhenxing leg. ( MHBU).  HENAN: 2 exx., Tongbai , 2001.VII.16–17, Bai Ming & Li Zhe leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Tongbai, Shuilian Temple , 2005.VII.8, Gao Chao & Wang Jiliang leg. ( MHBU);  5 exx., Tongbai, Taibaiding , 2005.VII.9, Gao Chao & Wang Jiliang leg. ( MHBU).  INNER MONGOLIA: 5 exx., 20 km N. E. from Arxan ( Elev. 1200 m), 2008.VI.30, Floriani, Saldaitis ( IRSNB);  7 exx., 80 km N. E. of Xin Barag Zuoqi ( Elev. 900 m), 2008.VII.2, Floriani, Saldaitis ( IRSNB);  2 exx., Big Chingan Mts., Arxan loc. ( Elev. 1500 m), 2008.VII.1–10, Floriani, Saldaitis ( IRSNB);  17 exx., 50 km N. E. of Arxan., Taiping Ling ( Elev. 1300 m), 2008.VII.4–7, Floriani, Saldaitis ( IRSNB);  2 exx., Alxa Zuoqi, Mt. Helan , 1986.VIII.25, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  43 exx., Mt. Helan, North Temple , 2010.VII.24, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  21 exx., Mt. Helan, Halawu , 2010.VII.25–26, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  34 exx., Alxa Zuoqi, Gulaben , 2010.VII.23, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Alxa Zuoqi, Bianguankou , 2010.VII.24, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Alxa Zuoqi, Xiazigou , 2010.VIII.6, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Zhengxiangbai Qi , 2002.VII.20, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Zhengxiangbai Qi , 2003.VII.10, Guo Yu-anchao leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Zhengxiangbai Qi , 2005.VI.19, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU);  27 exx., Zhengxiangbai Qi , 2012.VII.26, Ba Yibin et al. leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Xilingol, Zhengxiangbai Qi, Mingantu , Dongshan , 2010. VI.27, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Xilingol, Zhengxiangbai Qi, Mingantu , Dongshan , 2010.VII.3, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU);  10 exx., Xilingol, Zhengxiangbai Qi, Mingantu , Dongshan , 2011.VII.23, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU);  15 exx., Xilingol, Zhengxiangbai Qi, Mingantu , Dongshan , 2012.VII.10, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Zhengxiangbai Qi, Yangquntan (N42°11.193’ E114°56.365’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1266 m), 2012.VII.24, Ba Yibin & Niu Yiping leg. (MHBUa);  2 exx., Zhengxiangbai Qi, Xuetangdi (N42°13.838’ E115°07.703’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1425 m), 2012. VII.26, Ba Yibin & Niu Yiping leg. (MHBUa);  69 exx., Huade , 2004.VII.9, Du Zhigang & Liu Haoyu leg. ( MHBU);  22 exx., Huade, Gonglahudong (N41°59.279’ E113°52.591’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1530 m), 2014.VII.10, Liu Haoyu & Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa);  27 exx., Liangcheng , 2006.VII.17, Ren Guodong & Ba Yibin leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Liangcheng, Erlongshitai , 2013.VI.18, Sun Xiaojie & Chang Yumei leg. ( MHBU);  8 exx., Otog Qi , 1994.VI.19, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  14 exx., Bayan Obo , 1991.VIII.3, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Bayan Obo , 1994.VI.30, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Hohhot, Mt. Daqing , 1994.VI., Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  7 exx., Hohhot, Wuch-uan , 1999.VI.23, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  13 exx., Wuchuan , 2006.VII.18, Ren Guodong & Ba Yibin leg. ( MHBU);  48 exx., Xianghuang Qi, Arigaitu (N42°18.704’ E113°41.509’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1267 m), 2014.VII.10, Liu Haoyu & Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Xin Barag Youqi , 1994.VI.23, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  6 exx., Hulun, Xin Barag Zuoqi, Nuomenhanburide   GoogleMaps (N47°50.732’ E118°54.071’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 747 m), 2014.VII.16, Liu Haoyu & Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Chahar Youyi Houqi, Baiyinchagan (N41°26.683’ E113°17.490’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1480 m), 2012.VII.23, Niu Yiping & Sun Xiaojie leg. (MHBUa);  2 exx., Hexigten, Mt. Junzi , 1994.VI.18, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Hexigten, Beijingzi (N43°04.845’ E116°41.913’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1296 m), 2012.VII.26, Ba Yibin & Niu Yiping leg. (MHBUa);  10 exx., Bairin Youqi, Daban , 1994.VI.19, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Jining , 2004.VII.10, Du Zhigang & Liu Haoyu leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Darhan Muminggan Lianheqi , 2004.VII.13–15, Du Zhigang & Liu Ha-oyu leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Xilinhot , 1994.VI.16, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Ergun, Heishantou , 2009. VII.25, Shi Fuming leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Ulanqab, Changhanliang (N40°46.982’ E112°49.278’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1663 m), 2012.VII.23, Ba Yibin & Niu Yiping leg. (MHBUa);  4 exx., Chifeng, Bairin Zuoqi, Yezhulin   GoogleMaps (N43°45.409’ E119°20.387’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 619 m), 2014.VII.27, Pan Zhao et al. leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Horqin Youyi Zhongqi, Hangali Lake (N45°08.363’ E121°28.400’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 310 m), 2012.VII.29, Ba Yibin et al. leg. (MHBUa).  JIANGXI: 2 exx., Yongxin, 1958.V ( NXU).  SHANDONG: 2 exx., Weihai , 1985.VI.22 ( MHBU).  JILIN: 12 exx., Yanji, Xiaoying , 2012.VII.3, Zhou Xin & You Ju leg. ( MHBU).  LIAONING: 27 exx., Gaizhou, Yutun , 2012.VII.9, Zhang Zhenxing & Wang Linfei leg. ( MHBU).  NINGXIA: 8 exx., Guyuan, Kaicheng , 2009.VII.16, Ran Hongfan & Zhang Shanshan leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Guyuan, Mt. Xumi , 2009.VII.17, Wang Xinpu & Ran Hongfan leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Haiyuan , 1989.VI.27, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Haiyuan, Haochuan , 1989.VII.22, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Haiyuan, Shuichong Temple , 1989.VII.24, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Haiyuan, Lingguang Temple , 1989.VII.24, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  8 exx., Haiyuan, Mt. Pailu ( Elev. 1885 m), 2012.VI.3, Wang Xinpu & Zhao Yanan leg. ( NXU);  2 exx., Mt. Helan , 1989.VI.17 ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Helan , 1990.VI.24, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  5 exx., Mt. Helan , 1990.VIII.6 ( MHBU);  18 exx., Hongsipu, Xinzhuangji ( Elev. 1900 m), 2012.VI.30, Jia Yanxia leg. ( NXU);  1 ex., Jingyuan, Xixia , 2009.VII.9–10, Wang Xinpu & Zhao Xiaolin leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Jingyuan, Longtan Forest Farm, 2008.VII.13–14, Wang Xinpu & Liu Xiaoli leg. ( MHBU);  9 exx., Pengyang, Guamagou , 2009.VII.11–12, Ran Hongfan & Zhang Shanshan leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Pingluo , 1989.VII.30 ( MHBU);  4 exx., Pingluo , 1989.VIII.12 ( MHBU);  2 exx., Pingluo , 1989.IX.13 ( MHBU);  10 exx., Pingluo, Nuanquan (N38°49.179’ E106°10.725’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1135 m), 2010.VII.22, Wang Xinpu & Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa);  1 ex., Yinchuan , 1987.V.28 ( MHBU).  QINGHAI: 79 exx., Tongren ( Elev. 2240 m), 2008.VI.30, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  5 exx., Tongren, Baoan (N35°43.337’ E102°03.596’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 2203 m), 2012.VIII.2, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU);  11 exx., Jainca, Yangjiang (N35°54.519’ E102°03.937’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 2081 m), 2012.VIII.3, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU).  SHAANXI: 12 exx., Qingjian , 2002.VIII.10, Wang Wenqiang leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Qingjian ( Elev. 700 m), 2003.VII.20, Ba Yibin & Yu Yang leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Ansai , 2002.VIII.3–4, Wang Wenqiang leg. ( MHBU);  3 exx., Yan’an, Zaoyuan , 2006.VI.24, Yuan Caixia leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Lveyang, Nvshan , 2003.VII.2, Ba Yibin & Yu Yang leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Liuba, Miaotaizi , 2005.VI.10–15, Ba Yibin leg. ( MHBU);  2 exx., Shanyang, Chengguan, Quanyu-an, Shihuigou   GoogleMaps (N33°30.167’ E109°48.467’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 855 m), 2014.VI.29, Yuan Caixia & Tian Ying leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Luonan, Xunjian, Luojiagou   GoogleMaps (N34°19.667’ E110°14.517’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1214 m), 2014.VII.5, Yuan Caixia & Tian Ying leg. ( MHBU);  7 exx., Hua County, Gaotang, Dongyu   GoogleMaps, Huangbiangou   GoogleMaps (N34°20.383’ E109°43.317’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1070 m), 2014.VII.7, Yuan Caixia & Tian Ying leg. ( MHBU).  SHANXI: 28 exx., Datong , 2006.VII.17, Ren Guodong & Ba Yibin leg. ( MHBU);  6 exx., Datong, Hunyuan, Wangganzhuang , 2011.VI.17–VII.11, Fan Haijiang & Xie Guanglin leg. ( MHBU);  28 exx., Datong, Yungang , 2010.VIII.20, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  24 exx., Hunyuan, Mt. Heng , 2006.VII.16, Ren Guodong & Ba Yibin leg. ( MHBU);  4 exx., Lin County ( Elev. 1000 m), 2003.VII.22, Ba Yibin & Yu Yang leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Lishan, Dahe , 2012.VII.25, Wang Hailing et al. leg. ( MHBU);  63 exx., Mt. Luya, Mei Hole , 2011.VII.6, Wang Hailing & Wang Linfei leg. ( MHBU);  13 exx., Mt. Luya , 2011.VII.1–9, Wang Hailing & Wang Linfei leg. ( MHBU);  45 exx., Shuozhou, Pinglu (N39°26.038’ E112°22.437’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1212 m), 2012. VII.22, Ba Yibin & Niu Yiping leg. (40 MHBU; 5 MHBUa);  1 ex., Youyu , 2010.VII.20, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU);  85 exx., Zuoyun, Santun (N40°10.157’ E112°41.647’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1567 m), 2012.VII.22, Niu Yiping & Sun Xiaojie leg. (83 MHBU; 2 MHBUa).  XINJIANG: 1 ex., Mt. Tianshan , 1957.VII.12 ( NXU);  1 ex., Urumqi , 1992. VIII.7, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU).  XIZANG: 1 ex., Qusu , 2002.VII.6, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU).  ZHEJIANG: 3 exx., Mt. Tianmushan, Xianrending , 2012.VII.7, Xie Guanglin leg. ( MHBU);  1 ex., Mt. Tianmushan, Longfengji-an (N30°20.000’ E119°25.000’, Elev.   GoogleMaps 1144–1506 m), 2014.VII.17, Yuan Caixia & Li Di leg. ( MHBU  ).

Distribution. China: Anhui, Beijing, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou (new record), Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Jiangxi (new record), Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang; Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia.

Remarks. The four species, Epicauta badeni  , E. chinensis  , E. dubia  , and E. sibirica  , are morphologically similar except the coloration of the head, the shape of male antennae, and the gray setae on the elytra ( Kaszab 1952a; Tan 1958). Liu et al. (2016) discussed the variation of the above three features and proposed that E. chinensis  and E. dubia  are junior synonyms of E. sibirica  . Recently, one of us (Z. Pan) examined one paratype of E. badeni  HaagRutenburg, 1880, and one paratype of E. badeni sinica Kaszab, 1952  at HNHM, and considered both as junior synonyms of E. sibirica  .

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Epicauta

Loc

Epicauta (Epicauta) sibirica ( Pallas, 1773 )

Pan, Zhao & Ren, Guo-Dong 2020
2020
Loc

Epicauta badeni sinica Kaszab, 1960: 256

Kaszab, Z. 1960: 256
1960
Loc

Epicauta taipina Kôno, 1936a: 90

Kaszab, Z. 1952: 580
Kono, H. 1936: 90
1936
Loc

Epicauta badeni: Reitter 1905: 196

Reitter, E. 1905: 196
1905
Loc

Lytta chinensis

Liu, S. P. & Pan, Z. & Ren, G. D. 2016: 361
Laporte, F. L. N. C. C. 1840: 274
1840
Loc

Epicauta sibirica: Dejean 1834: 225

Dejean, P. F. M. A. 1834: 225
1834
Loc

Cantharis sibirica:

Fischer, J. B. 1827: 21
1827
Loc

Lytta sibirica:

Dejean, P. F. M. A. 1821: 75
1821
Loc

Lytta dubia

Liu, S. P. & Pan, Z. & Ren, G. D. 2016: 361
Fabricius, J. C. 1781: 329
1781
Loc

Meloe pectinata

Schoenherr, C. J. 1817: 26
Goeze, J. A. F. 1777: 701
1777
Loc

Meloe sibirica

Pallas, P. S. 1773: 720
1773